Kabul, June 16: Dreaded terror outfit, Islamic State has claimed the responsibility for deadly attack on a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday. Around 4 people were killed and several people have been seriously injured in the explosion. The group targeted the al-Zahra mosque in Kabul which is dominated by minority Shia Muslims.
According to a statement on interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish's social media profiles, the attacker had attempted to enter the mosque but was barred from reaching the prayer hall. Instead, he triggered a bomb in the kitchen.
It has also been reported that the sounds of gunfire rang out after the explosion, which also left four police officers and four civilians wounded.
Meanwhile, an attack last month in Kabul killed 90 people when a suicide attacker detonated a bomb hidden inside a tanker truck close to the heavily protected diplomatic area during the morning rush hour.
Some 400 people were injured by that blast, which left a deep crater. So-called Islamic State has said it carried out a deadly attack on a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul in an area dominated by minority Shia Muslims.